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Apple iTunes Music Store (M4P) file is an Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) file that protects its content with Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. Essentially, Apple uses this file format to prevent unauthorized use of the music files that are available for download from the iTunes Music Store. The specific name of Apple’s DRM protection is “FairPlay,” which is precisely what protects the content in M4P files.
Since M4P files protect iTunes files, naturally the default program for opening them is iTunes. The cross-platform option, which includes all popular operating systems and mobile, is VLC media player.
On Windows, several other options are available, such as MediaMonkey, Winamp, and Helium Music Manager. On Mac OS X, QuickTime is a good option. If there is a problem playing the file on a device, then use Aimersoft DRM Media Converter for Windows to remove DRM protection.
Developed by: Apple Inc.
Initial Release: 1997
Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is a file format that shrinks an audio file’s size, which, as the word “lossless” in the name implies, results in no loss in audio quality or original data. FLAC accomplishes this by using an algorithm that compresses the file to approximately 50 to 70 percent of its original size.
The default program for opening a FLAC file is VLC media player. Other details about FLAC include that it is unpatented, permits music reproduction, is compatible with Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI), and is not subject to digital rights management (DRM).
Developed by: Xiph.Org Foundation
Initial Release: 2001
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